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Postby tezza on Mon May 27, 2013 11:29 pm

A nice example of Japanese 8-bit technology. The Epson QX-10
http://youtu.be/Oz1BIIaeF44

(I managed to get most of what I'd recorded off my broken camera..whew!)
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Re: Classic-computers.org.nz upload on YouTube

Postby tezza on Sat Jun 01, 2013 6:17 pm

My IBM AT (5170) on YouTube. A powerful monster of a desktop computer for 1984.
http://youtu.be/hxfXp5OjIZM
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Re: Classic-computers.org.nz upload on YouTube

Postby SpidersWeb on Sun Jun 02, 2013 12:28 am

tezza wrote:My IBM AT (5170) on YouTube. A powerful monster of a desktop computer for 1984.
http://youtu.be/hxfXp5OjIZM


Looks great - brilliant video as always.
Your floppy drive is the original btw (unless I misunderstood your comment)
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Re: Classic-computers.org.nz upload on YouTube

Postby tezza on Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:00 pm

It popularised the Graphical User Interface and the mouse. My Macintosh 128/512k (bought off Trade Me) gets an airing on YouTube.
http://youtu.be/dTdnB9QcD1w

Also, I found something interesting inside. See here

(hopefully you can view it without having to register. It appears in the video anyway)
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Re: Classic-computers.org.nz upload on YouTube

Postby tezza on Sat Jun 22, 2013 11:51 pm

All your 1984 computing and telephony needs could be met by the Telecom Computerphone (aka ICL One Per Desk).

See if you agree.

My next classic collection video at http://youtu.be/hZDVHi3UywM
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Re: Classic-computers.org.nz upload on YouTube

Postby SpidersWeb on Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:02 am

Great video as always.
I've always quite liked that ICL, it's a shame it got slaughtered by corporate pricing.
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Re: Classic-computers.org.nz upload on YouTube

Postby kevman3d on Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:17 pm

tezza wrote:All your 1984 computing and telephony needs could be met by the Telecom Computerphone (aka ICL One Per Desk).


Wow. I haven't heard ICL mentioned in a long time. My first PC was an ICL 286 with EGA and 1Mb of RAM - in fact, I only sold the 2 button box... Eh, Mouse... a couple years ago. I also had an ICL DRS300 that they threw out at work (The Auckland City Council) for a few months before I got rid of it - but we're talking 1992-ish from memory (no way I would throw it out these days). I had no idea how to use it but it sounded cool when it powered up with a few fans kicking in across the modules. :lol:

I can't recall seeing anything ICL since then - apart from your One Per Desk now (which I've admittedly never seen before). Cool stuff - as always!
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Re: Classic-computers.org.nz upload on YouTube

Postby tezza on Sat Jul 06, 2013 12:10 am

Another one of my collection models hits YouTube. This time it's the MSX-compatible Spectravideo 728.

http://youtu.be/5rBB-niHfJE

I use it as an excuse to talk about MSX itself also!
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Re: Classic-computers.org.nz upload on YouTube

Postby tezza on Sat Jul 13, 2013 11:40 pm

Advanced technology without the price tag. A reflective look at Amiga generally, and my Amiga 500. The latter was very successful in some countries but, as a group, the Amiga models should have done better than they did given their multimedia and multitasking prowess!

Anyway, see http://youtu.be/UejJtLx3dzE
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Postby SpidersWeb on Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:12 am

Great video, I liked the diagram/talk about the boardroom history especially, I wasn't aware of 90% of it.
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Re: Classic-computers.org.nz upload on YouTube

Postby tezza on Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:55 am

SpidersWeb wrote:Great video, I liked the diagram/talk about the boardroom history especially, I wasn't aware of 90% of it.

Thanks. Yes, the people behind the machines adds another dimension to this hobby. There is plenty of drama in human side of 1980's micro-computing.
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Re: Classic-computers.org.nz upload on YouTube

Postby tezza on Sun Jul 21, 2013 7:59 am

Apple II(GS) forever! My YouTube video on the Apple II's last hurrah.
http://youtu.be/mDZmoZA1AYU
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Re: Classic-computers.org.nz upload on YouTube

Postby tezza on Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:21 pm

My Atari 1040ST(FM). A retro-review in this YouTube video.
http://youtu.be/OGovN40YF1M
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Re: Classic-computers.org.nz upload on YouTube

Postby mrad01 on Mon Jul 29, 2013 4:20 pm

Nice work terry!
I must say those GUIs from anyone but Apple are just awful - big blocky text & icons. Can see why the Mac appealed to the design crowd. Far better looking.

But, for the money, the Ataris and Amiga certainly packed a punch.
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Re: Classic-computers.org.nz upload on YouTube

Postby tezza on Mon Jul 29, 2013 5:12 pm

Thanks,

Yes, value for money always needs to be considered. A big step up from the command line interface of the early 80's that's for sure. Getting to know these systems in more detail reveal just how far Microsoft was behind with MS-DOS in the mid-late 80s. I'm wondering in part whether it was because MS-DOS was a victim of it's own success? Microsoft did have Windows 2.0 in 1987 which had overlapping Windows but no one bothered to write applications for it. People seemed to get along with MS-DOS. Or was it just because it was extremely clunky essentially being just a shell over MS-DOS? Or was it the Intel chips were just not up to it until fast 386 CPUs were available?

I don't know as I haven't researched it, but I have been surprised that almost every popular machine EXCEPT PC and clones had a GUI by 1987 or so.
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